- Educational effectiveness
- Educational technology
- Innovative research methods: eye-tracking, big data
- Social justice
Current PhD Students
External roles and responsibilities
Dr. Nora McIntyre is a Lecturer in Educational Innovation within the Southampton Education School.
Prior to joining the Southampton Education School, Nora established and led a research centre at an edtech start-up (2021). There, her research focus was on online education as an avenue for educational access and opportunity for innovative process-tracing educational research analyses.
Before this, Nora served as Senior Research Associate at the University of Cambridge, as part of an international research consortium, The EdTech Hub (2019-2021; FCDO, World Bank, Gates Foundation). During this period, Nora focused on methodological innovations for research on edtech in international development. She led mixed methods research on teacher professional development and edtech in low-and-middle-income countries and performed data mining of learners’ online gaming. Nora sustained continued cross-sector engagement as part of this role. She contributed multiple white papers and rapid evidence reviews.
Between 2016 and 2020, Nora conducted post-doctoral research on the role of mental health and wellbeing in adult professional development. Through a systematic review and longitudinal data analysis, Nora also investigated the link between social class and child mental health, especially depression and antisocial behaviour (Nuffield Foundation). Nora was Co-Investigator on a Finnish Academy eye-tracking project on collaborative problem-solving in mathematics learning (€480k).
McIntyre, Nora Ann (2016) Teach at first sight: Expert teacher gaze across two cultural settings. PhD thesis, University of York.
Funding: ESRC Award, ESRC Overseas Field Visit fund, ESRC Top-Up (2014, 2015, 2016).